In order to "CREATE JOBS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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From West Hawaii Today:
The proposed reopening of East Hawaii’s Kulani prison will return more than $4.7 million to the local economy, according to state Public Safety Interim Director Ted Sakai.
That amounts to 90 new jobs, he said, while also helping to foster lower recidivism rates.
Sakai spoke to about 30 members of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce for a little over an hour and a half on Thursday evening, presenting the plan to reactivate Kulani Correctional Facility, which was shut down by Linda Lingle’s administration in 2009 as a cost-saving measure.
The facility, which dates back to the 1940s, is located on 614 acres of forest land on the slopes of Mauna Kea, about 20 miles southwest of Hilo. Since November 2010, it has operated under the state Department of Defense as a training camp for at-risk teens, called the Hawaii National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy-Kulani. Read the full story.